Cover Photo: How to Gossip about African Writing in Geneva by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

How to Gossip about African Writing in Geneva

Meeting a fellow writer you admire in search of approval and permission.

The lust to meet authors ranks low, I think, on the roll of holy appetites; but it is an authentic pang.

—John Updike

A Moveable Feast

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The Bridges of Madison County

An Elegy for EasterlyRotten RowNew YorkerThe Book of Memory

The Guardian


Nights of the Creaking BedNew York Times Book Review

Sunday Sun

The Ghost Writer

I should have been surprised to find that I wasn’t down on the hooked rug supplicating at his feet . . . I had come, you see, to submit myself for candidacy as nothing less than E. I. Lonoff’s spiritual son, to petition for his moral sponsorship and to win, if I could, the magical protection of his advocacy and his love.

New Yorker Writer Plays Surprise Concert in Zanzibar

Oris Aigbokhaevbolo is a writer, essayist, and film critic. As music writer, he won the 2015 All Africa Music Award for Journalism.

Oris was writer-in-residence at the island of Sylt,Germany in 2016, and has had his creative nonfiction, reportage, and reviews published by Chimurenga, the Africa Report, This is Africa, and the Guardian UK. He lives in Lagos and is West African editor at Music in Africa